Week 11 – Chronological Bible Reading 2014
|Week 11 – 2014||March|
Date: 1410 B.C.
Deuteronomy contains the addresses that Moses gave during the final months of his life, when the Israelites were encamped in the plains of Moab prior to their entrance into the Promised Land.
Being reminded of God’s power can sustain His people as they face their fears of the unknown and unexpected. The people were facing war, temptation, and a new, settled way of life—all under the unproven leadership of Joshua. The congregation living after forty years of wandering had not personally experienced the deliverance at the Red Sea or the giving of the law at Sinai. They needed to be reminded of God’s power and God’s laws.
Theologically, Deuteronomy is one of the most important books in the Bible. It explains the dynamic relationship between Yahweh and His covenant people: He loves them and acts on their behalf, so they must love and obey Him. It contains proportionately more occurrences of the name Yahweh (especially “Yahweh your God”) than any other Old Testament book. It was also the book most quoted by Jesus. (more next week)